Person:Redhawk Delaware (1)

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Redhawk
 
d.10 Nov 1777
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Name Redhawk
Gender Male
Other[2] after July 9, 1755 told Dr. Daniel Craig Washington story
Death? 10 Nov 1777 murdered with Cornstalk at Fort Randolph
Cause of Death? murdered by Captain James Hall and associates

He was said to be a Delaware (Lenape) (needs source) and was either a chief or a young warrior.


Redhawk addressing the English 12 November 1764

Brother, listen to us, your younger brothers. As we see something in your eyes that looks dissatisfaction, we now clear them. You have credited bad stories against us. We clean your ears, that you may hear better here after. We wish to remove every thing bad from your heart, that you may be as good as your ancestors. [4 belt.] We saw you coming with an uplifted tomahawk in your hand. We now take it from you, and throw it up to God Let him do with it as he pleases. We hope never to see it more. Brother, as you are a warrior, take hold of this chain [handing a belt] of friendship, and let us think no more of war, in pity of our old men, women, and children. We, too, are warriors. S1
References
  1.   Drake, Samuel G. Aboriginal Races of North America: Comprising Biographical Sketches of Eminent Individuals, and an Historical Account of the Different Tribes, from the First Discovery of the Continent to the Present Period with a Dissertation on Their Origins, Antiquities, Manners and Customs . (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Charles Desilver, 1860), 1880.
  2. Hale, John P. History of the great Kanawha Valley: with family history and biographical sketches : a statement of its natural resources, industrial growth and commercial advantages : illustrated. (Gauley), 145-146, 1891.

    "Kercheval, in his "History of the Valley," says, on the authority of Maj. Lawrence Washington, that Dr. Daniel Craig, of Winchester, met this Indian brave, Red Hawk, soon after Bradock's defeat [July 9, 1755] , when Red Hawk told him that he had fired eleven well aimed shots at Washington during that memorable day, and had then desisted, believing Washington to be under the protection of the Great Spirit, as his gun never missed its mark before.

    It is related by one of the biographers of Washington that, in 1770, when at the mouth of the Kanawha, looking after his lands, he met an Indian, who gave him the same story. That was probably Red Hawk himself, though no name given."